What is a good thesis statement about The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?

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This novella explores what was largely uncharted territory in the late nineteenth century about scientific and medical research and experimentation, especially regarding human psychology. In the 130 years since its publication, similar stories have become entirely commonplace. An effective essay needs to address the most serious issues Robert Louis Stevenson grapples with, which have given the book staying power and even made the characters' names synonymous with diametrically opposed alter egos.

Among the issues to consider is the possibility of dual personalities coexisting within a person. Was Jekyll naturally evil as well as good? Did the experiments bring out what was already inside him? Or did they cause him to become evil and adopt...

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